Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

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Turfgrass Management

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Faculty:School of Life Sciences & Business
Field of Study:Turf and Turfgrass Management
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,962
International: $11,016

Total cost per year including tuition, fees, books, and supplies: $13,057.12



Grow an exciting career in the turfgrass industry with the Turfgrass Management diploma. During this two-year program, you will collaborate with faculty experts while you study renovation, construction, irrigation, design and water management.

Develop your skills through hands-on learning creating bunker and irrigation construction on our unique campus that acts as a living lab, complete with computer controlled greenhouses and a 12,000 square foot Landscape Pavilion.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*50
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade11 Precalculus 
  • 2 of   Biology  or   Science  or   Chemistry 
50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
50% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2
50% or better in two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Science 20, OR One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Science 30
Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Alternate Admission Status applies if you do not meet the Alberta high school requirements of the program to which you are applying, or if you received your high school education through home based learning. Alternate Admission Status students may be required to meet specific program admission requirements. To apply under this status, you must submit a transcript(s) showing any completed high school and post-secondary courses, a statement in support of your application outlining aspects of your background and experience that might have prepared you for the program. Documents such as a resume, letters of reference from previous educators or employers, and/or a portfolio of related academic/project work must be included with your application.

    International Students in this program will require a Co-Op Permit, a Study Permit and a Social Insurance Number for this program.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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